There was something truly New Jersey-esque about the track and the people who hung out there—a theme which I have been exploring in a wider context for several years now. I spent a lot of days and nights hanging around that place, getting to see all aspects of the track lifestyle. The same people showed up to keep it alive, against all odds.—Adrienne Grunwald
From a young age, New York-based photographer Adrienne Grunwald had a fascination with the racetrack around the corner from her New Jersey home. She always found herself trying to catch a peek of the action over the fence as she drove by it on the highway. Now as an adult, Grunwald finds herself being drawn back to the track in her series Betting Something for Nothing. In it she attempts to preserve the track’s place in time, explore something from her own past, and capture both the life and death of such an iconic pastime.
Feature Shoot Contributing Editor Julia Sabot is the Associate Photo Editor at Dwell.